Monthly Archives: August 2010

Eco-grading labels for new cars in 2012?

August 31, 2010
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Eco-grading labels for new cars in 2012?

It might seem too obvious to even be necessary or you may argue that anybody who watches the news or reads it occasionally is more than aware of the need for more environmentally friendly cars. In essence that’s true but nevertheless the US government might be adding an eco-grading system for all new vehicles that…

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Clearing the Fog

August 31, 2010
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Clearing the Fog

Growing up in the fog of the dominant culture has left its mark on us all. Whether this fog really exists and what it consists of are fabulous questions. While it is often argued otherwise, from the World5 perspective, the fog is evident, pervasive and tremendously destructive. Read the full post

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Rainforest Safe Children’s Books

August 31, 2010
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Rainforest Safe Children’s Books

Thanks to Rain Forest Action Network for this list of children’s books printed on post-consumer recycled, FSC certified or recycled paper, deeming them “rainforest-safe.” Read the full post

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A Busy Week

August 30, 2010
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A Busy Week

This will be a busy week friends, but so exciting. Last week we distributed 500 books to our partner schools. Tomorrow we have a visitor coming from Harrison Park School here in Portland. They have two learning centers for children with special needs and we will be supplying them with books for the beginning of…

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New cruse ship sewage ban for 2011

August 30, 2010
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New cruse ship sewage ban for 2011

I’ve never been one who really enjoys an extended period of time in a confined space therefore going on a cruise has never held particular appeal to me. I’ve been on ferries crossing the Irish Sea and the North Sea to visit Ireland and Europe but always using the ship as a method of transport…

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New cruse ship sewage ban for 2011

August 30, 2010
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New cruse ship sewage ban for 2011

I’ve never been one who really enjoys an extended period of time in a confined space therefore going on a cruise has never held particular appeal to me. I’ve been on ferries crossing the Irish Sea and the North Sea to visit Ireland and Europe but always using the ship as a method of transport…

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So Much Stuff : Reflections on Making Room

August 30, 2010
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In my first attempt at creating a video, I reflect on material possessions, purging, and making room for other “things” in our lives.  One step of many on our path to simplicity….   Purging Possessions, Making Room from 2cycle 2gether on Vimeo. Read the full post

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The Need for Bi-Directional Education in the Smart Grid

August 30, 2010
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The Need for Bi-Directional Education in the Smart Grid

Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) have a monopoly status in the USA that is regulated by state utility commissions.  Depending on the state, IOUs are responsible for generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity; and interacting with ratepayers for customer services, outage reports, and billing questions.  In a few states, this vertical integration does not exist because of…

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B the Change: The 5-5-5 FlipFlop Feeding Fiesta by Kyle Berner, Feelgoodz LLC

August 30, 2010
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At Feelgoodz, we constantly thrive to launch philanthropic projects in the areas of resource extraction and product manufacturing.  To us, this closes the loop and keeps microeconomies supported. In the true spirit of nourishment, we have launched The 5-5-5 Flip-Flop Feeding Fiesta campaign.  For every pair of Flip-Flops sold, 5 children in Thailand will be…

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Meatless Monday with Roasted Tomato Bread Soup and White Bean Salad

August 29, 2010
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Meatless Monday with Roasted Tomato Bread Soup and White Bean Salad

Happy Meatless Monday! Are you short on time? Do you want a meal that you can make in about twenty-five minutes? Do you also want it to have fewer than five ingredients? If you answered yes to all or most of these questions, then you may want to try this roasted tomato bread soup with…

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